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“So let’s do it—full of belief... Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on.” –Hebrews 10:24-25

Sunday July 30th, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:31-34, 44-52

Sermon Title: The Kingdom of Heaven and Ordinary Things


Theme Jesus uses many ordinary things to illustrate what the Kingdom of
Heaven is like. The Kingdom of Heaven is not just a future reality. It is
growing in us and among us now.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What do the parable of the mustard seed and the parable of the yeast tell us about the kingdom of          heaven?
2) What does the parable of the hidden treasure tell us about the kingdom
     of heaven?
3) Is it comforting or frightening to think about the Kingdom of Heaven as both a
    present and future reality?

Sunday July 23rd, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon Title: Dandelions and Cockleburs


Many of the bad things that happen in the world are the work of God’s
enemy, the devil, but God is patient and will set things right in the end.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Why are both the weeds and the wheat allowed to grow together?
2) What are some examples of weeds in your life or in the life of the
greater world?

Sunday July 16th

Text: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sermon Title: Blessed Assurance


Theme The seeds that fall on the good soil make for an abundant harvest.
Often where we see only scarcity God sees abundance.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What does it mean to be a person who has no roots?
2) What are some cares of the world that choke out the Word of God?
3) Can we do anything to make our heart good soil for God’s Word to grow?

July 9th, 2017

Text: Matthew Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Sermon Title: "Farming 101”


Theme The seeds that fall on the good soil make for an abundant harvest.
Often where we see only scarcity God sees abundance.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What does it mean to be a person who has no roots?
2) What are some cares of the world that choke out the Word of God?
3) Can we do anything to make our heart good soil for God’s Word to grow?